I have been through several methods of depositing insulin into my body. Don't get me wrong, I love my pump, but it seems that my fail safe is my trusty insulin pen. Since diagnosed I have been through several models, but they all serve the same purpose, to be there for me when everything else is not.
When first diagnosed, it was syringes, then my pen, and now my pump, but that something that always leaves the house with me, the wallet, the pump, and the meter, is the pen. Whether it has been with my Humalog, or Novolog, and now Apidra, it has been my savior.
The last couple of days I have been having really awful bs readings. I have only consciously been in the 100's once, but I am stubborn, it is a new site and it is obviously giving me insulin, but the absorption rate is not so great. When I put in the site it went in so perfectly, I put it in a little higher on my abdomen than normal, but I figured hey there has got to be less scar tissue in that area. Apparently not. I absolutely hate wasting infusion sets. Absolutely hate it. They are not cheap and even though I have fairly good insurance I would rather be normal and spend that much money on something else. Like some really great shoes, or a "grown up" purse. (forgive me I am just now experiencing the grown up world) So, today I will be changing out my site, normally I would refill the reservoir and let it stretch a couple more days, but I am tired of taking unnecessary injections and feeling fuzzy.
Once again, thank you insulin pen, thank you for going that extra mile to keep me alive.